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Tapestry Board Game - $94.95 with Free Shipping @ Games Bandit

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We have dumped the price of Tapestry down to $94.95 with free shipping after using the code 'STAYHOME'.

The cheapest alternative we can find the game for is $130+

https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/tapestry?_pos=1&_sid=3bf...

Thank you

4:33AM Update*

Thanks so much everyone for your business and interest in one of the best games to come out in 2019.

I meet a good 2 x dozen of you on the road with personal deliveries the last three nights :) I hope we can do another big sale like this soon.

We still have 4 copies in stock if anyone was interested :)

We really appreciate your all questions and enthusiasm! I am personally reading every single comment in this thread, responding to every PM and Facebook message!

Other items that were really popular during this free shipping bananza was [You can use the STAYHOME code for these as well]

7 Wonders Duel - We are getting more copies in May and will be fulfilling any extra orders at this time.
https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/7-wonders-duel?_pos=1&_s...

Carcassonne Base Game - We are getting more copies in May and will be fulfilling any extra orders at this time.
https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/carcassonne?_pos=3&_sid=...

Secret Hitler - We have 8 copies on hand left :D
https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/secret-hitler?_pos=1&_si...

We just lowered the price of Underwater Cities to $99.95 [Only 2 left]
https://gamesbandit.com.au/collections/strategy-games/produc...

Please keep shooting your questions away, we will do our best to respond ASAP.

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  • +1 vote

    Hmm, tempting. Still wanting Maracaibo a bit more i think. (Or spend less and grab wingspan)

    • +31 votes

      As a response to this comment I literally just moved the price of Maracaibo down to $109.95 and the free shipping code of 'STAYHOME' still works.

      https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/maracaibo-board-game?_po...

      While this isn't as a big of a slash to the price as Tapestry, I'm confident it would be the cheapest price in Australia. I have only 3 on hand.

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        Damn now its definitely tempting. Thanks :)

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        Damn OzBargain and impulse buys. Hadn't looked at either title and now looking intriguing gauging by gameplay and reviews. Any further discount for buying both games? I really shouldn't, though…

        • +16 votes

          They're both beautiful games and awesome for any collection.

          If you want both I can do $199.95 (including shipping).

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            @SpotTheOzzie: Really nice. Decisions, decisions. Might be needing to explain myself…

            • +2 votes

              @Jeffie: Haha, I know that feeling! If you decide to go through with it just shoot me a PM on here or Facebook.com/GamesBandit with your email address and I can send you a manual invoice :)

              If anyone else is interested feel free to reach out as well.

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        I did mean to ask SpotTheOzzie, was this the reprint 2nd you had in stock with a few of the adjustments?

        • +1 vote

          Yes! I didn't even know that there was a 2nd Edition Reprint with the adjustments. I think you'll find Australia was so far back in getting them from the Europe release that we only got 2nd Editions!

          I can 100% confirm these copies are 2nd Editions with the marking on the back next to the barcode. I helpful Ozbaringer known as @Nanonova pointed this out to me :D

  • +1 vote

    Any chance to reduce "pandemic: fall of rome"? Cheers

    • +3 votes

      Hi Elendir,

      I'm sorry my friend, I don't have anymore :( I'm not sure when I would receive the next batch either. Pandemic 'everything' for the last 2 weeks has in-and-out the minute it gets in stock.

  • +2 votes

    Great price for a new copy! I was wondering if you could do a deal on Everdell in your store? Would love to grab a copy.

    • +51 votes

      Hi Mr Brown, thanks for reaching out. With Everdell we unfortunately bought into that stock when the AUD dollar had crashed, I'm not in a position to lower the price.

      However - OzGameShop appears to have it reasonably priced - https://www.ozgameshop.com/strategy-board-games/everdell-boa...

      I have never shopped with them, just wanted to provide a cheaper alternative :)

      • +1 vote

        Definitely understand. Really appreciate the link to a cheaper copy.

      • +15 votes

        Seriously, well done to you for your honesty and helpfulness for that person. I don't even need another boardgame, but I'm going to buy something from you tonight. Can you suggest something great for just a 2 player game ( for the wife and i), but it is great for 4 as well, when we have guests again

        • +10 votes

          Carcassonne Base Game!

          https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/carcassonne?_pos=3&_sid=...

          It's one of those games that you can pick up, play and enjoy right off the bat. While the game seems straight forward, it can be quite perplexing as each player competes for the same area to score points. Perfect for 2 players all the way up to 5. The good thing is if you enjoy it enough there are more expansions down the track but are not require by any means. I play the base game with my partner all the time.

          I have 2 copies on hand which I just lowered the price down to 54.95 - I'm pretty sure that's the cheapest in Aus :) If you want to go through with your purchase make sure to use 'STAYHOME' for free shipping :)

          Here's is a really quick guide to the game:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-74FYj21JVg

          Thank you for your kind words.

          • +1 vote

            @SpotTheOzzie: Ok so I have Carcasaaonne. Sounds I get Tapestry?

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              @tnarg: I enjoy Tapestry, but shoe doesn't fit all.

              If you're looking for that next level of game mechanic beyond Carcassonne, Tapestry is it.

          • +1 vote

            @SpotTheOzzie: Ordered this game from you on the strength of your recommendation (and service to Ozbargain) and am loving it. As a family we're hooked. Now I'm obsessing about the expansion packs. Do you sell them and which one would you recommend first please?

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              @dtoovey: Hi Dtoovey, really glad to hear that! We only recommend the best and you were one of the fortunate ones that got in while I still had stock. I have a flood of them coming in at the end of May to fulfil all the other orders that came along.

              We do sell the expansions on the below link:

              https://gamesbandit.com.au/search?page=1&q=carcassonne

              Expansions will add tiles, but sometimes completely new rules to a game pending the expansion.

              The next ones I have in stock and top 3 I would recommend are:

              Expansion 5: Abbey & Mayor - The abbey tiles help to complete adjacent features while the mayor pieces are added to cities, with their strength being determined by the number of pennants in the city. Barns and wagons also increase the tactical options.

              Expansion 4: The Tower - Instead of placing a meeple on their turn, the player can add a tower section to a tile with space for a tower. Towers give the player the ability to capture the meeples of other players that are nearby. This denies the opponent the ability to score with that meeple, and also means that a ransom must be paid in order to have the meeple freed. It can turn the game into quite the bloodbath, some people will absolutely hate this expansion for that reason.

              Expansion 5: Count, King & Robber - Adds a lot more strategy, however I've read a handful of reviews where people felt it adds a little to more complexity but I don't believe this is the case when you get some games under your belt. Best of read the expansion rules here to see if it's something your circle of players - https://images-cdn.zmangames.com/us-east-1/filer_public/5b/f...

              I don't really think there are many bad expansions to be honest. The only one I find is a bit ridiculous is the one known as 'the catapult', where you literally shoot onto the playing board to knock meeples out. Some people enjoy this..but I feel like you're mixing an element of the game that doesn't suit.

              And we still have the 'STAYHOME' free shipping activated :)

              Edit* I would totally recommend Exp 1 and 2 as must haves as well but at the moment they are australia wide out of stock. We have ordered 40 copies each but we don't have a definite date.

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                @SpotTheOzzie: I'd honestly only recommend expansions 1 and 2. They really do improve the game and you probably won't play without them once you purchase.

                But they also aren't required straight, at least a few months of games before you feel the itch for more.

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    Dayam Spirit Island used to be $80 new on eBay, gone up a lot.. I should have bought back then instead of uhming and ahhing over the Jagged Alliance kickstarter :|

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      That's rough. I'm not familiar with the historical costings of that particular title but I know as a whole the Australian wholesaler turned around and upped the price on every single item plus there's some sort of large backlog for printing games in China as well. I can't even buy buy the game myself anywhere near $80 at the wholesaler / store level :(

      The only reason we've broken Tapestry lowest record pricing is the stock was purchased prior COVID-19 and it's in large excess.

      I hope things go back down to normal for stores and retailers.

  • +45 votes

    @SpotTheOzzie: I'm not interested in either of the games but just wanted to congratulate you on being such a responsive and helpful rep on here, mate. It was great to read through the thread above and see your responsiveness, friendliness and helpfulness - to the point of pointing someone to a competitor, which you didn't have to do. I'll certainly look to you in the future for board games, mate. Love your work.

    • +3 votes

      Thanks very much Carmar :)

      At the end of the day I'm just a gamer like the next person. I love tabletop games and the only way to satisfy that itch is by getting your next dice roll asap :)

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      lol I'll second that, especially given most of the comments are completely unrelated to the deal you've posted haha
      given your patience, I imagine you'd be a challenge on the table!

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        Haha xD

        Thank you! Everyone loves a deal :)

  •  

    Codenames Harry Potter $79.95 that's gotta be an error right?

    • +30 votes

      That does seem like a pricing error. I also just noticed a customer bought it for that price last week - I'm going to give them a refund of $25 directly back to their card.

      I have lowered it to $54.95. You can buy it for $36.99 (plus shipping) which would be cheaper from Blacktown GameTraders. This would also be a good deed as it would support a brick and mortar store who would be struggling.

      https://www.gametradersblacktown.com.au/collections/board-ca...

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        All good - just pointing it out 4 u (fyi there are some other codenames that are also a bit high)..

        Tempted on Maracaibo.. I would also listen to any deal on Terra Mystica: Merchants of the Sea, & when is the preorder due?

        Thanks!

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          Terra Mystica: Merchants of the Sea - will be in on May :) I will drop it down to $69.95 with free shipping which should beat any other store price in Aus :D

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    These are great prices! Any chance of a deal for Architects of the West Kindgom?

    • +1 vote

      Damn, I don't have Architects on hand but apparently I have a restock box coming next week (this could get pushed out with COVID shenanigans). If you wanted to wait I could do it for $79.95 (inc postage).

      Alternatively it looks like GamesMen have it for $75 + postage so maybe a little more expensive but at least you get it quicker :D https://www.gamesmen.com.au/architects-of-the-west-kingdoms-...

      I have one copy of Paladin's if you're interested though? In my opinion Paladins of West Kingdom is better than Architects of West Kingdom.

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      Try Gamerholic. I've bought several games from them recently and they seem legit. https://gamerholic.com.au/products/architects-of-the-west-ki...

    • +1 vote

      Grab yourself a copy of the Kickstarter edition here

      https://www.thegamesavior.com/product-page/architects-of-the...

      $69.95 + $10 shipping

      Bought from them before. Great place to grab Kickstarter editions you have missed. They are an Australian business too despite the URL not being so

  • +1 vote

    Heyya Rep, just had a look on your site for Quacks of Quedlinburg but couldn't find it. Do you have it?

    • +1 vote

      Hey Uncyspam :D

      https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/the-quacks-of-quedlinbur...

      I've just lowered the price to $99.95. I had a look around but I couldn't see any of the immediate competitors doing it for less. However, you may be able to find a store out there where they bought stock prior to the COVID-19 situation (USD/AUD dip) and would be selling it for less.

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        Damn. If you keep on as you've started, you'll sell heaps through this site!

      • +1 vote

        just noticed that I can also selected free EXPRESS delivery with that code. Might want to fix that up…

        • +2 votes

          Hey Uncy,

          We have a slight limitation with the website when I built it. I can add the code for 'free shipping' but I am unable to allocate it to the Standard Shipping only. While some people are selecting Express shipping we are still sending the orders through standard :( Sorry for that, I hope to be able to adjust that for next time I do this.

  • +1 vote

    This was on my list to get eventually.. but after reading this thread I figured I would buy now. I even left the tick box active for the 'email me more later'.

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      Yay :)

      Thank you for your business.

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        If you can get the anniversary Settlers of Catan 3D when it comes out let me know.

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          Sure :) If you follow our facebook page: facebook.com/GamesBandit we will definitely announce updates with that item as it's going to be big :)

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    Some great prices on your website. Any chance for a discount on Ticket to Ride Europe?

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      I just ran out :( I only have the kids version if you're interested?

      Would you like our last copy of Through the Ages: A Story of Civilisation for $74.95 with free shipping? It has absolutely nothing to do with Ticket to Ride but it's considered to be a Top 5 Game of All Time with over 20k Ratings:

      https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/182028/through-ages-new-...

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        If he's not keen, I'll take Through the Ages at that price!

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          I'll give Seanoh till 12pm tonight to respond, if he doesn't reach out I'll pm you :)

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          He pm'd me to tell me he wasn't interested :)

          It's yours for $75, shoot me a pm or message me on Facebook.com/GamesBandit with your email address.

          Rick

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        Kids version? Interesting! For what age is it recommended?

        • +1 vote

          Yea!

          It's called Ticket To Ride: First Journey.

          There's a version for the original (USA) and Europe:

          https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/ticket-to-ride-first-jou...

          https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/ticket-to-ride-europe-fi...

          The game is suitable for Ages 6 and up. The most common customer of these items is primary school teachers. Kids seem to really love it.

          I found a review on BoardGameGeek:

          "Played with my kids (9 and 6) and we enjoyed it. It was a close first game with all three of us having five completed tickets before my daughter earned her sixth.

          I'm not 100% sure but it seems that the randomness is mitigated somewhat by a higher volume of wild cards; none of us had any trouble claiming routes fairly often (generally one or two turns of drawing cards resulted in a turn or two of claiming routes). There are a lot of one- and two-train routes, and the longest route (going by memory) is only four (or maybe five).

          I also really like the language-independence for younger kids by marking each city with a big, easy to spot picture that (usually) relates to the city in some way (a baseball for Chicago, for example).

          Overall we really enjoy this version. It's obviously not intended for a group of seasoned adult gamers, but it's still fun for a family session, and it really does a good job of putting younger players on an even footing with adults."

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            @SpotTheOzzie: Hey, thanks boardgame guy! Still a little old for my eldest, but imma keep it and your shoppe in mind when we're ready! All the best, and keep being awesome 🙂

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          Not sure if it’s still an option but I’m sure First Journey was given away in Steam recently and would be useful to check it out digitally.

  • +2 votes

    What would you recommend for someone who would like to get into board games but hasn't played anything outside of the standard supermarket range (Monopoly, Cluedo, etc)?
    I'm thinking something that you could have a few people over for a drink and finish in the 1-2.5 hour range and isn't overly complicated.

    • +1 vote

      Settlers of Catan 5th Edition was my first intro into Euro games and outside of the norm.. Love it, great social game!!

      • +2 votes

        I have to agree with Vash!

        Settlers of Catan is a classic and still to this day is considered one of the best games. They even have an annual 'World Championship' of the best players.

        If you're looking for more a super casual, drinking game with many people (after the COVID restrictions lift up) I would recommend Secret Hitler.

        It's not as big in Australia, and the only reason I got hooked was when I went to a World Championship in Minnesota and the guys were playing it after the tournament.

        Every group I've introduced it to it's by far their favourite game, it's something that a group of people can play for like hour(s) and never get bored of as it's a social deduction game. Best played with 9-10 players and quick to learn.

        https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/secret-hitler?_pos=1&_si...

        I'm 99% sure we have the best price ($53.95 use the same code above for free shipping), we basically bought it in huuuggeee bulk since we thought it might blow up here :)

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          Thanks for the great tip on Secret Hitler. I will check out the reviews.

          Just curious, I recently purchased Scythe (3 weeks ago). Given the nature of the game (I still haven't had a chance to play it with with friends due to C19) would you still suggest to get Tapestry as well? From the quick research I have done, both games are similar in nature and it sounds like getting Secret Hitler would be a better choice to add to my collection.

          • +1 vote

            @vash5: I played both really recently so they're quite fresh.

            I feel like Scythe and Tapestry are in the same ball park with similar scoring mechanics but still somewhat different. I can't quite put in words why I feel one would be better than the other, they just feel different. I also feel Tapestry is more appealing to newer players but still quite complex to pick up.

            If you went the route of Secret Hitler it's light years different. Smosh did a really good video on Secret Hitler - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGhtQZg_peo

            • +1 vote

              @SpotTheOzzie: Thank you.

              I ended up ordering Tapestry from you. Given the price and free ship I think its worth a gamble on it and happy to help support you and the biz :)

              Awesome, thanks for the YT link.. I'll suss it out :)

          • +1 vote

            @vash5: Give Scythe a go solo. The Automa isn't difficult to learn and it's still a very fun game solo. It will also make it easier to teach when you can get it to the table. I personally prefer Scythe to Tapestry, but I also have a lot more play throughs of Scythe. I've only been through Tapestry twice and I just felt like I didn't focus enough on one path to victory.

            • +1 vote

              @shamowfski: Cheers for the suggestion mate 👍 I'll give it a crack on the weekend.. it's been a busy week so looking forward to the wind down.

        • +2 votes

          I'd also recommend ticket to ride. We were similar to haggertm and found TTR the easiest and best fun to play with friends over. It's our "go to" game for dinner/drinks with friends who aren't big gamers.

          • +1 vote

            @67logic: +1 for TTR suggestion

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              @vash5: +1 for TTR as well. That game starts to innocently but once people realise you need to block other players it goes completely A-Wall :P It's great!

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                @SpotTheOzzie: There are a few different ticket to ride games. Are they all basically the same but based in a different country?

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                  @haggertm: Hey HaggerTM.

                  Generally speaking yes. Some are merely expansions where you would need the original. Unfortunately I have sold out of TOR across all categories except for the newly released Japan and Italy which is just an expansion (you would need the base game):

                  https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/ticket-to-ride-japan-ita...

                  Another game I would highly suggest is Carcassonne base game or Codewords [I prefer the XXL version] (people who thrive in English class love this game) :)

                  I can potentially lower the price of Codewords for you if you're interested as a first game :)

                  • +1 vote

                    @SpotTheOzzie: I've been looking at that ttr expansion for so long but it is crazy expensive for an expansion

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                      @kulprit: I'd be willing to drop it to $66.95 (free postage) if you're interested :)

                  • +1 vote

                    @SpotTheOzzie: Sounds like a game that my wife would be better than me at… so its a hard pass on that one haha. I am looking at Secret Hitler though, that looks more up my alley.

          • +1 vote

            @67logic: I like TTR, but I feel like it's too long. We get TTR: New York to the table a lot more often than the full length games. I feel like one or two run throughs of that is enough TTR for our group usually.

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    Do you have Dominion 2nd edition or Big Box 2nd edition? And do you have Burgle Bros? If not, will you be getting stock anytime soon?

    • +1 vote

      The AU Wholesaler is getting the 2nd Edition delivered on the 13th May, so give or take 1-2 weeks before the stores get them. The Big Box II does not have an ETA just the status that they have ordered them.

      Do you want to flick me a reminder via pm or facebook.com/GamesBandit and I can follow up on this.

  • +1 vote

    Any discounting possible on Viticulture?

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      Hey Venger0,

      I am getting more Viticulture Essential Edition in Mid May. If you feel okay waiting the best price I can offer is $89.95 and I will honour the free shipping for a product that ships later.

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        I’d be for a copy at that price with free shipping. Will you be getting the Tuscany expansion too?

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          Sweet. Shoot me a message on Facebook.com/GamesBandit with your email address and I can shoot it through.

          Tuscany expansion I am not so sure on, I do have Moor Visitors Expansion and Vicinity From the Rhine Valley coming in later next week if that would also interest you?

  • +4 votes

    Absolute champion working with the community like this @SpotTheOzzie ! GamesBandit is now in my bookmarks (:
    Any chance on a deal for Azul Crystal Mosaic? I can see GamesMen has it for AU$25 + Postage https://www.gamesmen.com.au/azul-crystal-mosaic-expansion-bo...

    • +3 votes

      Thanks Blacklles. Totally keen to help you out with this one but the wholesaler has put a new date for more arriving on the 13th May, to get that batch to stores would take 1-2 weeks after. I'm offering it for $32.95 but could lower it down to $29.95 but unfortunately mate I don't have a concrete date on this next batch arriving :( Totally understand you may just want to get the goodie now as opposed to later :)

      • +2 votes

        Given the engagement you've given everyone on here, frankly I'm happy to support you! Drop it down to $29.95 and I'll order away (:

  • +2 votes

    Upvote for the rep, but not the game (have played it a couple of times now and don't really rate it). Good customer experience and engagement here though mate keep it up!

    • +4 votes

      Agree. Good item price, but the receptive reps attitude is even more impressive.

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        Thank you for the very kind words guys :)

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    Thanks Rep, fantastic communication.
    I'm so closing to pulling the trigger on Ticket to Ride (standard), any cheeky specials possible on it?
    Have seen it cheaper.
    Cheers!

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      Sorry mate I sold out of Ticket to Ride about an hour ago and the website inventory is lagging slightly behind. I've never had this issue :( Hoping to get it fixed by tonight.

      I don't believe I'll get any more copies for another month - sorry :(

  • +2 votes

    have my upvote - customer service ftw.

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      Thank you Tannies Junk :)

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    Hey Rep, any chance of a deal for Scythe and expansions? Thanks in advance

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      Scythe was one of the lines that took a huge hit recently. I don't have a lot of wriggle room here.

      I have now dropped down to 46.95 for the next 48 hours.

      https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/scythe-realistic-resourc...

      If there's any specific you wanted to price gauge let me know but other than the tokens I don't think I'm in a position to move down.

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        No worries, much appreciated!

  • +1 vote

    Positive vote for the rep

  • +5 votes

    There's a handful of orders that are within 1 hour drive. We are going to deliver those ones now. For the ones outside of our area we will start packing this week and the courier will do a pick up on Monday or Tuesday.

    Thank you so much!

  • +4 votes

    Aside from the deal, I am up voting this post also on the customer service we are receiving from @SpotTheOzzie.

    • +1 vote

      Thank you so much Shink0!

  • +1 vote

    Bloody hell, best person ever. I almost picked up a copy of secret Hitler from Amazon, but would much rather support an awesome local retailer!

    Any recommendations on 2 player games until restrictions relax? Can't wait for the first proper gaming night, but need something so the two of us in the meantime :)

    • +2 votes

      Hey Freefall101!

      Thank for the praise :)

      If you're a hardcore game I would strongly recommend 7 Wonders Duel! It's a very cut throat head to head game that's a spin-off of the original 7 Wonders.

      https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/7-wonders-duel?_pos=1&_s...

      I just ran out, but I am getting more stock in May.

      If you're looking something a little more laid back definitely Carcassonne Base Game!

      I wrote about it above to another customer but I'll C+P it here as well as I just wrote the response :)

      "Carcassonne Base Game!

      https://gamesbandit.com.au/products/carcassonne?_pos=3&_sid=...

      It's one of those games that you can pick up, play and enjoy right off the bat. While the game seems straight forward, it can be quite perplexing as each player competes for the same area to score points. Perfect for 2 players all the way up to 5. The good thing is if you enjoy it enough there are more expansions down the track but are not require by any means. I play the base game with my partner all the time.

      I have 2 copies on hand which I just lowered the price down to 54.95 - I'm pretty sure that's the cheapest in Aus :) If you want to go through with your purchase make sure to use 'STAYHOME' for free shipping :)

      Here's is a really quick guide to the game:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-74FYj21JVg"

      • +1 vote

        Seven Wonders Duel is a great game. I play it with my almost 11 year old.

        There are so many different strategies to winning and different combos. Half the cards are face up so you can try to plan, but opponent can pull a double move sometimes to take away your plan to take or deny them a card.

        My son beat me once by reviving a dead card (last science he needed) that I didn’t notice he could do with a yet to be built wonder when I thought I had the win sewn up.

        Great game.